Our Attorneys

Meet Marc Boutwell

Marc began practicing law in April of 1992. Prior to that, he attended the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Mississippi where he received a juris doctor in December 1991 and the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in December 1988. Mr. Boutwell started his law practice working with the Barrett Law Firm in Lexington, Mississippi in January of 1992. He has tried numerous civil and criminal, jury and bench trials over the last 19 years, as well as numerous non-jury trials.

Meet Chuck Edwards

Charles Edwards began practicing law in the spring of 2000. He earned his law degree from the University of MS. Prior to that, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from Millsaps Collage in Jackson, MS. Mr. Edwards is a member of the MS State Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of MS, Southern District of MS, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. he is also a member of the MS Bar Association for Justice and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Charles Edwards focuses his practice on general civil trial practice, emphasizing personal injury, consumer finance fraud, credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, and other consumer legal issues. He represents clients in all levels of state and federal court and before federal, state and local administrative agencies, including class action litigation.

Office Support Staff

Kristan Durff - Legal Assistant

Handles car accident cases as well as a variety of other practice areas

Janet Carr - Legal Assistant

Handles all social security and woker’s compensation cases as well as a variety of other practice areas.

Mr. Boutwell’s law practice, almost immediately, went straight into complex mass tort and class claims action litigation. From 1993 to 1995, he was part of a team that prosecuted mass tort and class action lawsuits against Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company for civil rights and discrimination charges on behalf of African-Americans {Lorene Nealy v. Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company, U.S. District Ct SD of Miss 3:93CV536 (b)(n)}. That case was settled on a state and national level.

In 1996, Mr. Boutwell was part of a team that received a $217 million verdict against Rockwell International for pollution of the Mud River in Kentucky {Houchens v. Rockwell International, Logan Co Circuit Ct No 93-cl-158}. As part of this team, he traveled to Kentucky for months before trial taking depositions and coordinating testimony for the numerous plaintiffs in this case. This verdict was awarded after the six week long trial.

Also in 1996, Mr. Boutwell served his first term as County Prosecutor for Holmes County, Mississippi. While litigating in Kentucky, he was also trying misdemeanor and felony cases in Holmes County, Mississippi. Mr. Boutwell was elected County Prosecutor in 1999 and again in 2003. He currently is the City Prosecutor for Goodman, Lexington and Vaiden, Mississippi and the City Attorney for Goodman, Mississippi.

In March of 1997, Mr. Boutwell started his own firm in Lexington, Mississippi. The firm has had as many as five attorneys and a number of support staff over the last 14 years. This firm has been lead counsel on numerous cases including several mass tort cases and class action cases. Currently this law office is focused on dangerous drug claims, and consumer claims against credit card companies and mortgage companies, both in mass tort and class actions.

Mr. Boutwell is currently a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, on the Mississippi Board of Bar Commissions (term began July 2011) and the Mississippi Prosecutors Association. He is authorized to practice law in all state and federal courts in Mississippi as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been authorized by various federal and state courts to practice Pro Hac Vice including Commonweath of Kentucky, Federal District Court of Tennessee and Federal District Court of Massachusetts to name a few and United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in Washington, DC.

Mr. Boutwell is currently serving as Class Counsel on the Black Farmer’s Litigation case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in Washington, DC.